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Teacher & Leader Mindfulness- Autumn Meditation

<b>Stop! Take a deep breathe and look! Autumn seems to be firmly here.</b><p>The air has a new crispness, the trees are undressing themselves as the …

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom

This week is the release of my book, <i>100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom</i>, published by Bloomsbury. On the 19th October 2017, …

Mindfulness In the Classroom – Mindful Language

The highly respected psychiatrist, John H Reitman, once said that, “It takes an average person almost twice as long to understand a sentence that …

Mindfulness in the Classroom- Mindful Assemblies

In my opinion, the development of Mindfulness should be a whole school initiative that sees the development of these life long skills by adults and …

A Teacher’s Mindfulness – Mindful Daydreaming

You may be thinking, ‘How can daydreaming be mindful?’. It doesn’t necessarily fit what we know about daydreaming.<p>What is daydreaming anyway? It is …

Holiday Mindfulness To Do List

Anyone who works in a school knows the full out relief of a long summer break. Day in and day out the strain of the overwhelming responsibility …

Mindfulness in the Classroom- Top Mindfulness Tips for Supply/Substitute Teachers

Being a supply/substitute teacher is not an easy gig. Many times you are walking into an unknown classroom filled with children that may find Ann …

Mindfulness for Children- Top Mindful Sleep Tips For Parents

A common concern for parents is the lack of their child’s ability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. According to research by the National Sleep …

Mindfulness in the Classroom- Calm Down Box

Some children find it more difficult than others when being able to control their emotions. Sometimes they need some additional support in focusing …

A Mindful Ofsted -Top 5 Tips

Just the word OFSTED, uttered in a whisper, can set the heart rate rising across an English school. ( Ofsted is the Office for Standards in …

Mindfulness in the Classroom- Every Little Bit Counts

This past week has been a busy one for many Primary schools across England. It is collectively known as SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) Week for …

Mindful Listening – Top Tips For Leaders

During the day, whether you are the Headteacher, class teacher or office manager, you have many conversations. These conversations with children and …

Mindfulness In the Classroom – Spread Positivity!

Sometimes, despite our best efforts in teaching children (and adults) about mindfulness, using mindfulness strategies and being mindful, we forget …

Mindfulness For Children – Top Test Taking Tips for PARENTS

As outlined in the post, Mindfulness in the Classroom – Test Taking Tips, despite our best efforts as teachers in preparing children for these tests …

Mindfulness in the Classroom – Using Play Dough Part 2

In <i>Mindfulness in the Classroom – Using Play Dough Part 2</i> , we continue to explore ideas of using Play Dough to develop mindfulness in the classroom …

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Mindfulness in the Classroom – Loving Kindness

According, <b>Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools</b>, “ One in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosed mental health …

Top Tips for Developing Mindfulness in the Classroom

<b>GUEST POST BY TAMMIE PRINCE @Ed_Tmprince</b><p>​The UK government document, Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools, outlines that one in ten children and …

Mindfulness in the Classroom – Using Play Dough Part 1

Play Dough has been known for its therapeutic properties. The squishing and pounding, pinching and moulding provides a Kinesthetic/ kinaesthetic …

Tops Tips- Mindfulness & Tinnitus

<i>(I thank my regular blog followers for allowing me to go slightly off message for a worthy cause. Next week is Tinnitus Awareness Week in the UK and</i> …

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom

“Full of practical activities, there is something for everyone here - even the sceptic. With clear links to different curriculum areas, mindful …

Mindfulness in the Classroom – Test Taking Tips

As national testing times begin to draw near in many countries around the world, our attention begins to fall on the stress our children are under …

Education's Voice

The different seasons allow us to explore mindfulness with children in different ways. Spring allows our senses to come alive and examine our senses …

2017 – The Year of Mindfulness

I find it interesting that a random date can have so much significance. Why should the 1st January mark the beginning of a new year, the beginning of …

Mindful New Year’s Resolutions

As 2016 quickly comes to an end, our minds reflect upon the year. If we are truly mindful in our reflections, we will accept the problems of the year …

Prepare Now for a New Year of Mindfulness

Ok, so you had the best of intentions to start the academic year mindfully. After a restful summer, you were determined to be mindful. But, before …

5 Minute Mindfulness Strategy – Releasing Emotions

Stress is a part of life. It always has been and it always will be. Trying to find mindfulness strategies to minimise how we react to stress is the …

Christmas Mindfulness – Task 4

<b>AND BREATHE!</b><p>The last performance has been done and the class parties finished. The glitter is being swept up and it is time for a well deserved break.<p>…

Christmas Mindfulness – Task 3

As it gets closer to Christmas, the manic scramble continues. For most schools, there is only about a week left until the Christmas holidays. The …

Christmas Mindfulness – Task 2

The Christmas trees are being decorated, the cards are being made, the gifts are being wrapped and the Christmas songs are being sung.<p>The chaos that …

Christmas Mindfulness – Task 1

At Christmas time, we see a lot of people smiling. But, we equally find lots of people frowning, grimacing, crying and more. Christmas, as wonderful …